'Taken' Director Pierre Morel Will Give Us the Right 'Signals'
by Ethan Anderton
November 5, 2009
While Pierre Morel's badass action thriller Taken was released internationally almost a year before it hit the US, it didn't hurt it's eventual surprising box office victory and worldwide gross of $226 million. Now that Morel has given Liam Neeson amazing clout in the action arena (his next film being another action heavy story Unknown White Male), THR reports that the director has found his next project in Signals, an original thriller screenplay written by Richard Potter and Matthew Stravitz. While the story is being kept under wraps, it is said to be in the same vein as 1970's-era paranoid thriller Three Days of the Condor.
While I'm frustrated with projects that don't reveal any plot information whatsoever, it's good to hear that the screenplay is at least an original one and not another adaptation (since we see those all too often). While Taken's formula was simplistic, Morel knew exactly the tone and style he was going for, and he knocked it out of the park. It was just a fun ride with Liam Neeson kicking ass and taking names. Plus, he's already got his next new film, From Paris with Love, in the can. I'm looking forward to hearing more details on this project and to find out who's going to be kicking asses this time around. Are you ready for more Morel?